Douglas Eilish, founder of the Douglass Emhoff Religion, died on Monday at age 89.
Eilish was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 15, 1921, the son of a Jewish mother and a Scottish father.
He studied in London and Oxford before landing in New York City in 1926.
In 1949, he moved to Los Angeles where he married Barbara Wylie.
He and his wife became the parents of five children, including a daughter and grandchild.
Eilis religion, which traces its origins to a Jewish family in New Jersey, has spread around the world since the 1950s.
The religion, like most of its adherents, was created by the Emhoff family.
Eils family believed in the concept of an “eternal” God who could be seen at the end of time, and the world could be made whole by the acceptance of the people.
Eiselish has called it a “mythological” religion.